One way Atticus showed compassion was by taking the Tom Robinson case. He knew right off the bat that Tom would not have a fair trial due to his race and empathized for him by taking his case and giving it his best. Another way Atticus is compassionate is when he tells the kids it is a sin to kill a mockingbird because all they do is sing songs for others to enjoy. He is being sympathetic to not only mockingbirds but innocent people that are harmed for no good reason. One more way Atticus shows empathy are the various times he tells his kids to step into another person's shoes.
This would be due to lack of experience dealing with people and having to make choices, and immaturity. One event that changes Scout could be when Miss Maudie explained to her that killing mockingbirds is a sin; "Your father's right," she said. "Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."
Atticus says they can shoot at tin cans and blue jays but not to shoot a Mockingbird. Throughout the story, it is told that mockingbird just sings and spread and cheer and do not do anything bad. Atticus is thoughtful for everyone and everything near and far from
He defends innocent people and allows Scout to be herself. On top of that, Atticus is also sympathetic and understanding towards poor people. In this novel, Lee conveys to her readers that Atticus is the real defender and hero of “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Lee decided upon making Atticus an attorney for a case that could be conveying the theme of racism, which the two main suspects were Tom Robinson, an innocent man of colour, against Bob Ewell, a white racist. As the case unfolds, Atticus hears upon different witnesses and has decided to follow the lead of Tom Robinson, even though he is the supportive attorney of Tom Robinson, the reason being Mr Ewell either lying or is very hesitant about a question at different points of time.
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Arthur aka Boo Radley is a mockingbird because he is a kind recluded person getting harassed by everyone because he’s different but he’s really just a nice person, shy and even protected Jem and Scout from their attacker showing his courage. To begin with, Boo is nice because he gave many things to Scout and Jem through the knothole till his brother Nathan clogged it up with cement because it was “dying” as Scout and Jem thought but really isn’t much proof. “We were walking past our tree. In its knot-hole rested a ball of gray twine”(59) after a bit of talking Jem convinced Scout not to take it yet and leave it waiting to see if someone like Walter Cunningham would take it back. “We went back home.
Not just in the 1930 's but, in present society as well. In this novel, Tom Robinson is falsely accused of raping Mary Ewell in spite of the fact he is the one person that is kind to Mary Ewell. Tom was accused by Bob Ewell because to Bob, Tom Robinson is an easy target. In conclusion, the author shows the readers what it was like living in a prejudice society. Tom Robinson is a man who knows if he does anything irrational or out of the norm, he would be punished.
People hurt others to make themselves seem powerful but never think about how their actions affect other people. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Lee uses two important characters, Boo Radley and Tom Robinson, to represent how it is a sin to kill a Mockingbird. To Kill A Mockingbird is about two kids, Jem Finch and Scout Finch, who has a neighbor, Boo Radley, that is stereotyped as creepy lunatic. Their father, Atticus Finch, has to defend a negro, Tom Robinson, who was accused of rape, and a man named Bob Ewell is angry that Atticus is protecting Tom Robinson because Atticus is protecting the negro who has been accused to have raped Bob’s daughter, Mayella Ewell. As a guilty man, Tom Robinson goes to jail and dies of seventeen gunshot wounds.
Exposing Boo’s heroic actions would bring him to be the center of the public eye and it would truly be the end of his happiness. Mr. Tate knew this and had no reason to hurt Mr. Radley, and even wanted to reward him for his bravery. Overall the actions that happen in To Kill a Mockingbird all have fitting consequences as characterized by: the Bob Ewell situation, Jem breaking his arm and Mr. Heck Tate is protecting Boo Radley. We learn that the destruction of innocence has its own punishments. The karma that was written in by Harper Lee is a subtle warning to America and the rest of the world that if they continue in their racist, cruel ways there will be a fitting
“mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy” (Lee 93). One of the examples of good vs evil in this story is Tom Robinson’s court case with Mayella Ewell. Tom Robinson is a black man named who is accused for a crime of raping and beating Mayella Ewell even though he just helped her with household chores. In the book Tom was seen as a bad figure for most of the book even though he was just a caring, harmless person. You can say many mockingbirds die in today’s reality, but it is the innocent that suffer the most often.
That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” Thus the mockingbird is the metaphor for a living being that is selfless, that does no harm to anybody and even goes out of his way to bring pleasure to others. It is nonintrusive and doesn’t seek attention but does his good deeds for the pleasure of being good. Now we ask ourselves why would anyone want to kill such a creature with such outstanding characteristics. And why would it require courage not to kill it? Harper Lee chose her mockingbirds carefully and draws us into the conflict